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Future Skills Short Course

Sustainability and Social Impact

Drive impactful change by learning how to build and execute a strategic ESG plan within your organisation. Gain the necessary skills to lead operational change and achieve stakeholder approval.

Time commitment
6 weeks, 8-10 hours per week
Time commitment
6 weeks, 8-10 hours per week

Level up your skills and qualifications as a digital native

Teaming up with the best in industry, our courses lean into the future of work to deliver the best in structured, mentor-supported, 100% online education.

As the world moves towards greater awareness of individuals' and organisations' impact on the environment and society, corporations can no longer stay in the dark regarding sustainability and social impact. 

Through our Sustainability and Social Impact course, you’ll analyse how sustainability is critical to an organisation’s operations and strategy. You’ll select relevant social impact approaches and justify your rationale for embedded change within your organisation. As an ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) advocate, you’ll develop short, medium, and long-term goals to ensure continuous improvement in your sustainability roadmap.

This course has been designed with leading partners Deloitte, Thankyou, and Humanitech so you can be assured that the course content is aligned with industry best practices and industry leaders in sustainability.

Career outlook

Take a closer look at what opportunities in the Sustainability and Social Impact field.

Job satisfaction

Communications Advisors have a job satisfaction of 4.2/5 stars

Industry growth

11.4% predicted job growth in 5 years

Salary expectations

the typical salary of a Communications Advisor role is $100k

Job opportunities

In Australia, there are 260+ jobs available

Course overview

Learn more about our Sustainability and Social Impact course in the video below.

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Course structure

  • Trace the evolution of sustainable development as an organisational strategic priority
  • Outline social priorities for contemporary Australian organisations

Learn with industry experts

Catherine O'Shea
Catherine O'SheaSubject matter expert

Catherine O’Shea currently works as Sustainability Analyst at Ambulance Victoria. She completed a Master of Environment at Monash University in 2008 and has worked in sustainability feeding into, designing and implementing projects under the banner of ‘sustainability’ for 15 years. She is particularly passionate about healthcare sustainability and has worked

Daniel Flynn
Daniel FlynnSubject matter expert

An inspiring storyteller, Daniel Flynn is the co-founder and managing director of one of Australia’s most successful startups, Thankyou. At 19 years old, compelled by a vision to change the world we live in, he co-founded the social enterprise, now globally recognised for its innovation, disruption, and impact. Daniel’s journey

Cassie Matcham
Cassie MatchamExpert industry mentor

Cassie is a senior executive specialising in operations and marketing, with international experience across Australia, New Zealand, Asia, and North America. She drives positive business outcomes by aligning and optimising operations; creating spaces for companies, stakeholders and staff to engage with each other, brands and systems in meaningful ways. 

She is

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Industry connected

You'll gain knowledge and practical skills from renowned industry partners who are at the forefront of their field.

Flexible delivery

Advance your career while you study. RMIT Online courses let you balance work, study and life commitments.

Supported community

Be guided by a network of industry experts and peers, and supported by our dedicated success team.

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